Lauren Louison Chief Operating Officer, MassINC

Lauren Louison joined MassINC in 2009 as vice president of strategy and development, and she was appointed chief operating officer in 2011. In that capacity she oversees the organization’s public policy, research, and civic engagement agendas. She has more than twenty-five years of experience in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors helping organizations define, align, and implement their strategic business, advocacy, fundraising, and communications goals.

Prior to joining MassINC, Lauren was a senior vice president at Solomon McCown & Company, where she founded and led the public affairs practice, serving local and national clients including New Profit, Inc., the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nellie Mae Education Foundation, and the Boston Municipal Research Bureau. She has previously led the national, urban-policy think

tank CEOs for Cities; served as chief of staff to the vice president for government, community, and public affairs at Harvard University; and served as director of planning and research for the Boston Police Department. She began her career as staff to Boston Mayor Kevin H. White.

Lauren earned a bachelor’s degree in American studies and political science from Colby College.

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